Kala Dunn

Operations Assistant and Board Operator

Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. She is employed by Physical Medicine Services. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

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10:50 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Datebook: July 10 - Telstar Launches Into Orbit 50 Years Ago

The Telstar relayed international television, telephone, and fax upon launching into space 50 years ago. In its first video feed, JFK talked to a European audience about the price of the American dollar. Telstar also looks a bit like R2-D2.

It’s Tuesday, July 10

There’s an Art for Veterans reception tonight from 6 to 8 at the Guild Art Gallery in Hopkinsville.  The reception will feature new original paintings and photographs, along with jewelry, woodworking, and pottery from the Hopkinsville Art Guild members.  Donations will be accepted for the Veterans Shelter and the Pennyroyal Mental Health Center.  See hopkinsvilleartguild.org for more.

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11:39 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Datebook: July 9 - Warhol's Soup Cans Debut 50 Years Ago

Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans, a work of 32 canvases each measuring 20''x16'' and depicting a painting of a flavor of canned soup debuted on this day in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles. The individual paintings were made by a printmaking method - a semi-mechanized screen printing process, with a deliberately mundane aesthetic designed to generate controversy over the definition of art. 

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10:58 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Datebook: July 6 - Bayonet Constitution Signed 125 Years Ago

King David Kalakaua faced a tough predicament on this day in 1887, when he was "persuaded" sign over Hawaii to the United States by threat of force. 

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10:38 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Datebook: July 5 - Spam Turns 75

"Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, lovely Spam! Wonderful Spam!" ...Some of the best lyrics ever written (Monty Python). Spam is a canned precooked meat product by Hormel Foods, introduced on this day in 1937. 

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11:50 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Datebook: July 4 - Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! Today we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. 

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10:41 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Datebook: July 3 - SS United States Sets Sail 60 Years Ago

She was the largest ocean liner constructed in the US and the fastest liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction. Even still, the SS United States retains the Blue Riband, given to the passenger liner crossing the Atlantic with the highest record speed. 

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10:00 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Datebook: July 2 - First Walmart Opens 50 Years Ago

Sam Walton's original Five and Dime
Bobak, Wikimedia Commons

Sam Walton began his career at a J.C. Penney store in Iowa. In 1945, he met the owners of a chain of stores called Ben Franklin, and offered him one in Newport Arkansas. While Walton was successful in running the store, he felt he could be more profitable in Bentonville. So, there, he opened a store called "Walton's Five and Dime." It did so well that on this day 50 years ago, he opened a store in Rogers called "Walmart Discount City." And thus, Walmart was born.

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10:55 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Datebook: June 29 - Samantha Reed Smith Turns 40

Samantha Reed Smith was an American schoolgirl, peace activist, and child actress. She became famous in the Cold War-era United States and Soviet Union for writing a letter to CPSU General Secretary Yuri Andropov, in which she received a personal reply that included an invitation to visit the Soviet Union, which she accepted. 

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11:01 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Datebook: June 28 - Tyson Bites Off Holyfield's Ear 15 Years Ago

Holyfield-Tyson II: The Sound and the Fury. There was a little bit of both that night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; the night Iron Mike infamously chomped down on The Real Deal.  

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11:08 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Datebook: June 27 - King Louis XII Turns 550

King Louis XII reigned from 1498 to 1515 and was called the "Father of the People," known for leading France through a period of transition (La Guerre folle, aka The Mad War), domestic policy, and the messy Italian War in which he seized and lost and seized again parts of Italy. 

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